Those small tubs

Those small tubs

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    Those small tubs

    This is nothing earth-shattering ... and certainly probably not to the folks who have reloaded a good while.

    Because I have quite a few powders in use - in fact am gonna try and cut down my choices soon - and stick to fewer ... I do tho save small tubs, like those you might get with dips in ...... and once well washed and dried, put quantities of each powder in them - well labelled of course.

    This is useful for two reasons . I load some large cals by dipping and then putting that charge onto scales .... to make final adjustments.... it is so much easier to scoop out of a wide mouth container. Plus, same for charging a trickler (mine being a basic home made deal which I have posted a pic of before) - easier to use wide mouth container.

    Only downside could be at times... a tendency for plastic to hold some static charge and so powder can stick to sides slightly - not a biggie tho.

    I'll also use these containers if I want to empty a measuring hopper with just a bit left before a change over. Saves messing with funnel and small opening in powder jug.
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    Good tips for sure. Lord knows I save darn near everything, and too much of it. My favorite is the round plastic cases that electrician's tape come in. I use these for small parts, rifle bullets etc.... and can label them with magic marker. I keep my tumbling media in the large plastic coffee containers and inside ziplock bags---somehow doubling the protection from moisture or other know enemies. I've got so many empty containers around, I'm probably using up space that could actually be used for a more useful purpose. But hey---they're there if/when I need them. Containers with tightly sealing lids are especially nice for items prone to rust---throw the item(s) in, give a blast of Rust Prevent, and seal 'er up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post

    Only downside could be at times... a tendency for plastic to hold some static charge and so powder can stick to sides slightly - not a biggie tho.
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    Chris, if that might be a trouble, you could try anti static Table Mats used in electronics.
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    I like to use plastic 1 gal. coffee containers to hold my brass. A few desiccant packs and they tend to store well.
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    We eat a lot of oatmeal at our house and I save the large round cylindrical containers for my scrounged range brass, all labled so I can segregate the different cartridge cases. Only thing is, I've got too many that are full of 9mm.

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    If you will coat the inside of the plastic container with dish soap (ivory, dawn, etc) very thinly and let it dry completely the powder will not stick to it anymore. I have done that for over 30 years with no problems.

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    Toss in a couple of those clothes dryer sheets with your powder. to prevent static electricity.

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    You are asking for trouble by not storing powder in it's original container. Dipping out of a smaller container works, just return unused powder to original cotainer when your done.

    It maybe a hassle to use a funnel, but going to the emergency room or throwing out mixed gunpowders is more of a hassle.


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    You are asking for trouble by not storing powder in it's original container.
    I have used small containers, tubs etc for 30 years nearly - IMO the important thing is labelling, it's that simple. Forget to label - then perhaps a problem ... each to his own of course anyways

    Final Option - yes of course, the light smear of soap - had forgotten that for anti-static.
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    Works in you powder scoops and powder hopper tube tube too.

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    Sounds like a good idea.
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    I've been saving brass in those large plastic laundry bottles. I can get a couple thousand brass pieces in them. The work well.
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